We are often asked by confused clients how they have sustained a termite attack when their home has had their old red gum stumps replaced with concrete stumps. We conduct hundreds of termite inspections every year and generally speaking the use of either concrete stumps or timber doesn’t seem to affect the chances of getting termites. What it does effect is the ability to located termites on inspection as timber stumps are able to allow ingress undetected where as concrete stumps forces termites into a viable location. So what’s the key? Just make sure your home is checked regularly with a professional termite check and assessment, and where necessary undertake some form of treatment to remove termites that will be effective and takes into consideration if you have timber or concrete stumps.